Fragment of a rectangular panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 37 x 21.5 cm (14 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The panel is made of several borders with designs of human figures, animals, and plant forms woven with brown wool. In the middle are two arches framing animals. Surrounding the arches are pairs of human figures and candelabra-like motifs. All the human figures raise their left arms (dancing ). This panel probably decorated the area below the neck opening of a garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection